Published : Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 4:10 AM
Model and actress turned global entrepreneur Kathy Ireland joined well-known fashion designer Kevan Hall at the American Cancer Society’s gala “Boundless Hope, Celebrating Leaders of Diversity Advancing Cures” poolside at Pasadena’s Hotel Constance Rooftop Deck Saturday.
Ireland was joined by top regional health industry leaders in receiving honors for their ongoing impact on fighting cancer.
“Boundless are the people that make cures and care possible,” said cancer survivor and Gala Event Chair, Vivian Chan.
“We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Boundless Hope Gala this year, and the American Cancer Society is honoring the leaders in this field who are making hope a reality.”
Hundreds attended the gala and fashion show.
This year’s distinguished honorees reflect the highest levels of achievement in health impact and the boundless diversity in leadership advancing cures in San Gabriel Valley and beyond, and besides Ireland included:
- Christine Brown, Ph.D., Associate Director of T-Cell Therapeutic Research, City of Hope
- Myron J. Tong, Ph. D., MD, Hepatology & Internal Medicine, Huntington Medical Research Institute Liver Center, Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
- Pacific Alliance Medical Center/Foundation, formerly French Hospital and Chinatown’s only hospital
Designer Kevan Hall’s designs have been embraced by fashion retailers and the press worldwide. He has won substantial industry awards, appeared on numerous television shows, and continues to dress high profile celebrities on the runway and the red carpet.
American Cancer Society is the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4.7 billion since 1946. The Society is proud to have contributed to the work that has resulted in a 25% drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States. That drop equates to 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2014. Progress continues and is currently estimated at 500 fewer cancer deaths each day.
For more information go to www.cancer.org.